Michelle Malone, Nikole Potulsky

Michelle Malone

Nikole Potulsky

Sun, September 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15 adv • $20 door

This event is 21 and over

Michelle Malone - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Michelle Malone
Compared to most musical artists in the Americana genre, Michelle Malone seems like a pair of distressed blue jeans amidst a sea of pantsuits. Unlike the surplus of self-professed rootsy rebels, one listen to this woman from Dixie and you know you’re hearing the real thing. A singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose music is informed by blues, country, and roadhouse rock & roll, Michelle Malone's performances can go from contemplative and coffeehouse quiet to rowdy and "Twin Reverb on 10" loud at the turn of a dime, and her passionate, uncompromising style has won her a loyal following, especially in the American South. She's a wild-haired Rock Goddess, political singer/songwriter, passionate performer with roots in church music – no single characterization tells the whole story. Over the course of Malone’s career, she’s collaborated with artists from Gregg Allman to Bon Iver to Indigo Girls, released more than a dozen records and went indie when it still took guts. Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, Michelle Malone artfully balances her penchant for ripping it through the roof with masterful lyrical introspection and vocals that range from sublime to raucous.

"Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, with masterful lyrical introspection - sublime to raucous." GUITAR WORLD

"The kind of singer and songwriter who can jolt things into overdrive." NEW YORK TIMES

"raucous and jubilant alternating between soulful ballads and rowdy, riffy blasters." ROLLING STONE

"4 out of 5 Bunnies "... Malone churns up those Southern roots with the vigor of Lucinda Williams while embracing her inner Keith Richards." PLAYBOY MAG

The soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star wrapped up in one fiery bad ass” NASHVILLE RAGE

“Malone is one of the best female vocalists I’ve ever heard.”
- Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones)
Nikole Potulsky - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Nikole Potulsky
Nikole stirs the the raw emotion of the blues, the call to action of folk, the storytelling of country music with the longing for salvation of gospel. Her engaging storytelling style, compelling personal narratives, and powerful voice moves audiences deftly between quiet reflection to uproarious laughter.

Nikole writes about power—how we find it, how we lose it, how we give it away, and what we must do to get it back. She grew up at the kitchen tables of working women who taught her to read cards, listen for deeper meaning, make her own money, and never back down. Her stories often chronicle the lives of these women- counterfeiters, fortune tellers, bar owners, gamblers, arsonists, divorce’s, and mistresses. Her sound has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Jon Prine, Grace Potter, and Kirstin Diable. Nikole’s debut album “You Want to Know About Me” will be released on June 15, 2017.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212